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HMCS Sackville - Canada's Naval Memorial

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the exterior view is very impressive

We didn't have time to do the onboard tour of the ship, but it looked very interesting and... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2018
Toronto, Canada
Floating museum-- leavea donation; free entry

We enjoyed our visit to Canada's only floating museum- an actual WW 2 war ship. Great photos in... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Halifax, Canada
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HMCS Sackville, the last remaining Flower Class corvette in the world, symbolizes the extraordinary effort of Canadians seventy years ago during the Second World War. Restored to her wartime configuration she serves as a museum and memorial to those...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1675 Lower Water St adjacent the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 5X5, Canada
Downtown Halifax
+1 902-721-1206
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

We didn't have time to do the onboard tour of the ship, but it looked very interesting and impressive from the dockside.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank odan
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We enjoyed our visit to Canada's only floating museum- an actual WW 2 war ship. Great photos in nay weather. The older gentleman volunteering-- Guy-- speaks French and English and has first hand stories of military service. Thanks so much. Wish you had t-shirts for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Halifax2016
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Excellent opportunity to see into the lifes of sailors spending months at sea. from doctors cabin to below deck engine room to dining tables with bolted food stands. It was a fantastic experience and I cant wait to go back, Plus its totally free. Definitely...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Dejavuus
Reviewed September 15, 2018

There are so few Canadian built WW2 Canadian Corvettes left. Imagine, Canada at the end of the war had the third largest navy in the world. Worth seeing

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank only1sinatra
Reviewed June 30, 2018

Your stroll of the waterfront on the boardwalk is not complete without looking at some of these historic ships.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Umbear
Reviewed April 24, 2018

This ship is a must tour for anyone interested in Canada's naval history. The guides are friendly and very knowledgeable.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Acebirder
Reviewed April 3, 2018

Canada produced these ships during WWII so quickly. They did heavy duty in the frigid North Atlantic. The men (I assume they were all male back then) must have endured great hardship in these little "Defenders of the North". Great visit!

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Canuck2017
Reviewed March 6, 2018

Had an excellent guided tour by a student guide. I am already a trustee of the memorial. Some of the ladders are rather steep for those with mobility problems. Excellent historical review.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank X2265XIalanc
Reviewed February 12, 2018

Being part of the RCN community, I have interest in HMCS Sackville. She is a WWII Corvette and the last of its kind. It is opened to visitor from May to October. It is a floating museum. Word to the wise. If you are Tall...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Ted G
Reviewed January 21, 2018

The day we were at the HMCS Sackville they were giving out a poster of the types of vessels in the Navy. I had occasion to talk to one of the cadets that was on site. He was interesting and knowledgeable about the site. My...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank T8632AASC
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August 16, 2018|
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Response from Canuck2017 | Reviewed this property |
HMCS Sackville was undergoing a refit in the submarine synchrolift. I don’t know if it is back at its jetty...so you might visit the website first. Also, sadly I don’t know the price of visiting, if any. I realize that I... More
January 7, 2018|
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Response from David W | Reviewed this property |
2 hours will be plenty (if you have questions and want to talk to the staff) but otherwise if you just want to see living conditions etc 30 would be fine
Ruby R
June 20, 2017|
Response from Dublinlassie1 | Property representative |
Yes, dogs are most welcome.